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ARTIST
TITLE
Quick Sparrows Over The Black Earth
FORMAT
CD

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BRAWL 008CD BRAWL 008CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/9/2016

2014 release. Laura Cannell's inimitable style shines through as she steals fragments and melodies from the 5th-14th centuries on Quick Sparrows Over The Black Earth. She embraces the lightness and dark, the dawn and dusk ("Dagian & Duske") that exist in the spaces between medieval, traditional and contemporary music. Recorded in a series of single takes in a small medieval church in rural Norfolk, the ten tracks feature atmospheric improvisations around tunes played on fiddle with a deconstructed bow (taken apart and wrapped around the violin) and double barreled recorders (two played at once and based on medieval paintings and sculptures). Inspiration for the textures and tones explored in the rasping fiddle and dissonant double recorders comes from the surrounding Norfolk marshes and broads as well as from traditional and medieval styles.